It has always been my burden to pray for the sick. I hate disease and what infirmities do to God’s creation. I’ve had a burden to see people healed for a long time. Over the years, the Lord has spoken to me through many godly people that he will heal people through me.
God gave Jordan and me Exodus 34:10-11 as a promise on our wedding anniversary. “The Lord replied, “Listen, I am making a covenant with you in the presence of all your people. I will perform miracles that have never been performed anywhere in all the earth or in any nation. And all the people around you will see the power of the Lord—the awesome power I will display for you. But listen carefully to everything I command you today. Then I will go ahead of you and drive out the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites.”
I have received the words of the godly because what they have said is supported in scripture. I have prayed the Lord will use me in this way. This is a prophetic dream and another way the Lord is confirming these words to be true. James 5:14-15
I was going around praying and healing the sick. I don't remember other parts, but the main takeaway and what I know God wants me to focus on is about healing people. End of dream.
This God-dream reaffirms the importance to believe God will do what he says he will. If I believe his promises and obey what is in scripture, the Lord will use me. “Listen carefully to everything I command you today.” The Lord “will go ahead” of me and drive out the diseases of those inflicted.
I believe what I remembered upon waking up from this dream is all that was necessary. God was emphasizing to pray and keep praying for people to be healed. There’s never a time to stop believing and praying for people.
Jesus said that all believers have power and authority to heal the sick. God will perform signs and wonders through each of us like He did with the apostles. In fact, it was his instructions before ascending to heaven after the resurrection:
“And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned. These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.”
When the Lord Jesus had finished talking with them, he was taken up into heaven and sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand. And the disciples went everywhere and preached, and the Lord worked through them, confirming what they said by many miraculous signs.” Mark 16:15-20
Jesus also said that we will do greater things that he did. It’s hard to comprehend how that can be because he healed everyone he touched and prayed for. I will believe and keep on believing. “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.” John 5:20 Matthew 28:1
I pray that we will all have a burden to pray for and with the sick and to believe in their healing.
Five steps all Christians can take to see God work miracles in the lives of others (healing of soul and body):
Talk to God: Through intercession, miracles happen. Friends, without prayer, your need is another desire of yours, a hope, a dead end. And your family and friends need more than your words that you will pray, they need your prayers. Pray for them. James 5:6
Listen to God and Obey: “He said, “If you will listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his sight, obeying his commands and keeping all his decrees, then I will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am the Lord who heals you.” Exodus 15:26
Get Going: “Then he sent them out to tell everyone about the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick.” Luke 9:2 “He welcomed them and taught them about the Kingdom of God, and he healed those who were sick.” Luke 9:11
Activate Your Faith: Stretch out your hand in faith: Acts 4:30-31 Share your testimony and what God has done for you. Witness and pray with people. “...preaching the Good News and healing the sick.” Luke 9:6
Indwelling of the Holy Spirit: It is the Holy Spirit that heals through us. We are God’s vessels. All believers have the Holy Spirit’s power flowing through them. We have to rely on what we’ve already been given. "You know what has happened throughout the province of Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached - how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him." ~ Acts 10:37-38”
Jesus gave all believers power and authority to heal the sick: Matthew 10:1-8